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Image degradation in OCT schemes with superbroadband probing light
Author(s): Alexey V. Myakov; Lev S. Dolin; Grigory V. Gelikonov; Valentin M. Gelikonov; Felix I. Feldchtein; Alexander M. Sergeev
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Paper Abstract

We report results on the problem of OCT spatial resolution degradation with depth due to tissue scattering of super- broadband probing light. Analytical and numerical theoretical models of the OCT signal are discussed. Experiments were also carried out with turbid phantoms. Results suggest that OCT spatial resolution degrades rather fast and comes to an asymptotic form at the depth of few photon scattering lengths independently of the initial coherence duration of the OCT source of light. In certain cases it imposes a burden for the application of super broadband sources of the probing light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4251, Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications V, (23 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.427881
Show Author Affiliations
Alexey V. Myakov, Institute of Applied Physics (United States)
Lev S. Dolin, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Grigory V. Gelikonov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Valentin M. Gelikonov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Felix I. Feldchtein, Institute of Applied Physics (United States)
Alexander M. Sergeev, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4251:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications V
Valery V. Tuchin; Joseph A. Izatt; James G. Fujimoto, Editor(s)

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